Crocombe, LA, AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit, Oral health behaviours in the Australian population 2004-06, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, DSRU no. 45 (2009) [Consultants Report]
Over half the respondents (55.5%) reported brushing their teeth at least twice a day during the last week, and more than half reported regularly cleaning between their teeth (60.6%).
A higher proportion of females than males brushed at least twice a day in the last week (58.7% compared with 41.3%), and reported regularly cleaning interdentally (56.2% compared with 43.8%).
Brushing at least twice a day was more common among older people, but regular interdental cleaning did not vary with age. For adults under 60, those with a higher income, were more likely to brush their teeth at least twice a day.
Respondents with a higher level of education were more likely to report brushing their teeth at least twice a day and to regularly clean interdentally.
|Item Type:||Consultants Report|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Dentistry not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Dental Health|
|Author:||Crocombe, LA (Associate Professor Leonard Crocombe)|
|Deposited By:||Centre for Rural Health|
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